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anderson dam...spillway fwing good saturday morning to you. it is 7:00 and this is a live look. look at those raging waters in the anderson dam. the spillway is overflowing, still. san jose, morgan hill, the south bay has seen extreme flooding this week, and we do expect this overflow to stop later today. good morning to you. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. it could stop overflowing, because we have a small break in the rain. >> and although we are tracking a smaller storm system based on
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the numbers we've been crunching all morning long, it looks like we have the chance of seeing the spillway finally stop as of this evening. right now it's at about 101% in terms of capacity. still definitely over capacity, but as we continue to see these scattered showers through the early morning hours, it's not going to be a significant amount of rainfall, which means, thankfully, we aren't expecting to see too much rain and we should be drying out as the incoming week is also on the way. we are seeing 40s. if you're waking up right now, pour yourself a nice cup of coffee, because it's still chilly out there and it's going to stay pretty chilly throughout your early morning. but we will be climbing into the 50s. take a live look right now at that doppler radar, you can see those spotty scattered showers. they'll be more focused through the coastline. and there is a chance we'll see more light rain later on today. that means we will be keeping a chance of showers throughout your entire saturday before we see another storm system come in on sunday. but overall, today will be pretty pleasant as we climb into
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the 50s and expect to see peaks of sunshine here and there. and more details on what the anderson reservoir is expected to look like over the next couple of days and what the coyote creek is at as far as levels in the next few minutes. >> we'll stupid for your forecast. thanks. now to a story we broke last night at 11:00. new e-mails reveal what the city of san jose knew in the moments leading up to this week's historic flooding. we have obtained city records that show the santa clara valley water district miscalculated the data which led to the biggest flood in san jose in 20 years. san jose mayor sam liccardo questions the water district on tuesday. that's back when the flooding began. our senior investigator, steven sauk, has been poring over those eye-opening revelations that could lead to a state investigation. >> we reviewed pages of e-mails e-mail exchanges between mayor sam liccardo's office and officials from the can santa clarita water district. the e-mails tell the story of
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what the city knew and department know in the days and moments leading up to the flood. they show that water district officials badly overestimated how much water they could release through anderson dam without flooding the neighborhoods downstream, leaving the city of san jose unprepared for the devastation that was to come. so much water was coming over the spillway last saturday that it equaled the amount of water in a large olympic swimming pool rushing over the dam every second. according to these e-mails from san jose's mayor's office and santa clara valley water district officials, that large amount of water had all of them on the lookout for trouble. a message from city communications deputy, alex wilson, at 10:20 a.m. tuesday morning, february 21st, states that hiydrolologists said it wa nearly 6,800 cubic feet per second. and in that same e-mail, a note
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to keep an eye on the neighborhood. but a representative told the mayor's office not to worry. quote, models don't predict it would flood until 7,400 cubic feet per sect. at 1:40 p.m. that day, a terse response from the mayor himself. rock spring neighborhood started flooding three hours ago. they're all wrong, meaning the water district predictions. wilson replied right away at 1:45. the e-mail reads, quote, you're right, the water valley district grossly overestimated rock spring's flood tolerance. in truth, water district officials now were telling the city that the neighborhood would flood at closer to 4,000 cubic feet per second, nearly half the or original estimate. the miscalculation left the city unprepared, residents uninformed, and underwater. many people who live in the flood zone now wonder if better numbers might have led to more advanced warnings, which would have enabled them to get out before the floods came. >> or even if city officials
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would have started with a bull horne, going down some of the neighborhoods, at least, you know, and waking people up, telling us, like, hey, you know, be prepared. i mean, something. anything. >> reporter: these records just begin to fill in the gasp of what the city and the water district knew and what they did not know before the flood. we filed additional public records requests with the city and the water district for all communications surrounding this event. we'll keep you posted as we get them and learn more. i'm stephen stock, nbc bay area news. >> and for people who live in those flood zones, their focus this weekend is recovery and reentry. more than 700 homes are still under investigation order. that equals about 3,000 people. another disheartening issue now, police are patrolling those evacuated areas, because of looting. there already are a few reported cases. today, mayor sam liccardo and city council members will lead a community cleanup. they're asking for volunteers. and at noon today, the mayor
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will be speaking at an event on almaden road where a check will be presented to some flood victims. this weekend, many evacuees will be totaling up their losses, and for a lot of them, that means the family car. so many cars were buried under water, mud, and raw sewage for more than 24 hours. take a look at this. more than a dozen damaged cars lined nordale avenue in the rock springs neighborhood. mud-caked interiors and muddy water lines show how far they were submerged. a local auto expert tells us it's likely most of those cars are a total loss. >> in all, you know, honest truth, a lot of those cars will have so much damage to the electrical system that, you know, they're going to have to replace their car computers, quite possibly, their engine wiring harness and other electrical components. >> this city has written contracts with three towing companies to haul flooded cars to salvage yards. san jose police tell us no tickets are being issued. and donations are coming in for flood victims, many of the
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victims are lower income, without renter's insurance. several unions contributed, including plumbers, electricians, sheet metal workers, and sprinkler fitters. combined, the union donations add up to $65,000. that brings the flood relief total to more than $500,000. but city leaders say a lot more money is still needed. >> it's actually great to see the number of organizations, companies, like these unions, as well, that are stepping up, contributing, as well as just community members. it's going to be really, really important. unfortunately, a lot of people lost everything. and some people, unfortunately, are going end to up homeless. >> as you might imagine, no amount is being turned away. this man, rick alba, stopped by to hand the mayor $1,000. he says he will offer big discounts at his store, rick's furniture, to anyone affected. we posted a link to our website with more information on the resources available to flood victims, as well as ways you can help them. be sure to visit nbcbayarea.com
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and click on the link "how to help san jose flood victims." it is 7:08 on your saturday morning. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a family dog attacks a baby. how the child's mother was able to stop the attack. plus, why your daily b.a.r.t. commute may cost a little more.
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welcome back at 7:10 on your saturday morning. isn't that just stunning? dark clouds as the sunshine breaks through on your saturday morning sunrise, above dublin. we are expecting scattered showers today. temperatures in the 50s across the bay area before another storm returns tomorrow night into monday. a baby boy is recovering at an east bay hospital this morning after he was attacked by the family dog. the 10-month-old boy's mother tells investigators she was h d folding laundry in her living room with her dog, her
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7-year-old son, and that baby boy. when she went to another room to put the laundry room, she heard her 7-year-old tell the dog not to growl at the baby and when she returned, the dog was attacking the baby. she was able to pull the dog away from the baby. >> he did have some lacerations to his head and body. before the baby left, he was crying, breathing normally, which is good. >> even better news, that baby boy is expected to survive. officers had to shoot and kill the 80-pound german shepherd mastiff mix. animal services is testing the dog for rabies. oakland residents are demanding lawmakers take action on the city's growing illegal dumping problem. hundreds of people went to a community meeting last night at an east oakland church. they came with a list of demands, saying they're fed up and want to ensure cleaning up the area is a top priority. >> i actually saw an officer giving someone a citation on the street for a no parking. you can't park here, but you can dump here.
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that doesn't make sense. >> we now have four sets of cameras and license plate readers to detect illegal dumping in hot spots. >> well, people caught dumping in oakland will now have to pay a fine of up to $2,000 along with doing community service. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, new troubles for b.a.r.t. the reason the agency says it may be coming to you to help keep b.a.r.t. running. and we did wake up to some overcast skies, but we're starting to see some rain boweb out there. we're tracking more rain along the bay area. we'll have a closer look at that timeline and your day planner coming up in just a few minutes. anderson dam -- spillwa
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bacwelcome back. 7:14 on your saturday morning. rushing water spilling over the anderson dam. this has been going on for a week now. if the current water levels will drop at the level they are
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currently dropping, we are told we should stop seeing this spillover by tomorrow evening. that would be good for a people in the south bay. caltrans is using the break in the rains to repair hundreds of potholes that have opened up on bay area freeways. the agency says it spent nearly $9 million to fill potholes statewide last month. get this, that's nine times more than it spent last january. caltrans is reminding people that if potholes damage your car, you can apply for a reimbursement online. crowded and often broken-down. that's how many riders describe b.a.r.t. so it comes as no surprise when b.a.r.t. reveals that ridership is dropping. "today in the bay's" elyce kirchner explains why. and as a result, live line rit more expensive. >> reporter: commuters making new plans as they complain about ageing and broken-down b.a.r.t. trains. and when b.a.r.t. does arrive --
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>> sometimes i can't haven't have a seat. >> b.a.r.t. ridership down, that's outrageous. >> reporter: eleisha trough says overall ridership is actually down by 4% on the weekdays and 9% on the weekends. >> fewer riders means less revenue coming, but also things like slower sales tax growth, less assistance from the state, all that stuff adds up. >> reporter: that all adds up to a $10 million deficit this fiscal year. and a projected $25 million shortfall next year. b.a.r.t. has put a hiring freeze in place and cut down on overtime, but it's not enough. now, fares may be going up. >> they paid a janitor last year, $270,000. >> reporter: but a longtime b.a.r.t. critic says it comes down to mismanagement. >> b.a.r.t. hasn't been willing to run a lean operation. >> was there a way to have predicted this? you could certainly say that with the track work, we should have expected the drop in
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weekend ridership and that's a fare judgment to put on us and that's something we need to look at the going forward. >> reporter: elyce kirchner, nbc bay area news. all right, on your saturday morning, let's check in with vianey arana, a look at our weekend forecast and break in the rain. >> we made it to the weekend. a lot of folks are looking forward to a drying trend, that is on the way to the bay area. but first, let's get through a few weaker storm systems in the bay area. half moon bay right now, looking pretty sunny. here's a look at our weather underground using our sky cam. we are expecting to see a combination of clouds, peeks of sunshine, and those clouds are actually what's going to keep us slightly warmer into the early morning hours, than what we've seen the past two days. here's a gorgeous shot overlooking point arena. we saw a rainbow earlier, but it looks like that has cleared out. we are tracking scattered showers, bit looks like it's going to mainly stay along the coastline and be a very weak system. all in all, we should be having a pretty good saturday ahead. here's a look right now, as
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you're waking up and make your way outdoors, south bay, 41 decreases. peninsula, 48 degrees, and the tri-valley at 46 degrees, as well. san francisco, 43 degrees. san francisco and the north bay have seen some spotty early morning showers. and if we look over at the doppler radar right now, you can actually still see a nice little combination of very small, spotty showers that are moving through the north bay, san francisco, half moon bay area, as well. and we do have another chance of seeing some scattered showers later on for today. but overall, today's forecast, we will be keeping those rain chances in there. by our temps will be climbing similar to what you saw yesterday. yesterday in san jose, we hit a high of 57. today we're also expecting a high of 57 degrees. san francisco, 53 degrees. and the oakland area, with a high of about 55. you're still going to need a nice, light sweater. but i think you may be able to just carry around that umbrella, but you'll have chances to put it away throughout the day. let's talk about it. the next couple of hours, here's a look at what we can expect, by about 2:30, we see another line of showers kind of pushing in
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through the santa rosa point reyes area, and of course, we have the chance of seeing some showers in palo alto and the south bay. and fast forward through tonight and our rain chances kind of increase by about 7:00. so if you take a look right here, it's going to be very light rain. so it's going to be periods of light to moderate rainfall, with not too many numbers in terms of rain totals. and fast forward through saturday at about 8:30. and we do see parts of that storm system moving from the north, kind of down to the south bay. which means san jose does have the potential of seeing some showers as well, the livermore area and palo alto could also see be seeing some showers. we're not in clear of the rain just yet, although we might get this little break right now. expect to see another chance return by tonight. and on sunday, another storm system moves in late sunday. and carries on over into spotty showers, into your early morning commute on monday, as you're making your way back to work. sunday, you're going to get a break from the rain. it's still going to be a good day to enjoy outdoors. when does that drying trend start?
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it looks like as early as tuesday. the radar completely clears out, leaving behind some pretty good conditions. the anderson reservoir, i was out there all week along with the nbc bay area team, and we've been tracking the current conditions. we did see the that hit 106% on tuesday, and that's unfortunately what caused that spillover. but the latest data right now, showing it at about 101%. so crunching the numbers based on the current hydrographs, and of course, what we're seeing in long-range models and the short-range models, if the water keeps dropping at the current level, it is likely that this should stop spilling over as early as sunday, by about 5:00 into sunday, # 1:11:00. that's definitely going to bring good news. i was out there in the coyote creek yesterday morning and we were still seeing a significant amount of water rushing through. here's a quick check of that sunday day planner. 46 degrees, 45 along the inland areas. and monday, we get a chance to see some early morning showers, but if we take a look at the next seven days, we have some great news on the way, and i know folks are excited about
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this. by tuesday, we should be seeing what could be a drying trend of not one, not two, but hopefully, at least five or six days of some nice, dry, sunny weather. well-deserved, especially here in the bay area. road to recovery around here for the flooded areas. back to you, kira. >> vianey, thanks. we have much more ahead on today 19 bay, coming up. >> this is a place to really figure out what's going on in the presidio. >> 250 years of history in san francisco's presidio. we'll take you inside the new visitor's center before it opens. and many recognize the twfaces,.
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there is a new mural in san francisco's mission district and many recognize the two faces painted in lifelike detail. mikalah gregory and alex vega died in each other's arms in the ghost ship warehouse fire. mikalah's parents who share her love of murals commissioned the artwork, which happens to be in an area of the city where mikalah and alex spent a lot of
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time. the mural is near subpoe17th an mission. >> it's surreal. >> very moving. we saw it from the beginning, when it was just an empty wall and to this, it's just amazing. when we first got here today, we were just crying. i feel like she's watching us. >> mikalah's mother says while it's been months since the devastating fire, it feels like her daughter died just yesterday. the fire on december 2nd killed 36 people. one of the oldest parts of san francisco is going high-tech. we take you behind the scenes to a new spot in the presidio. here's "today in the bay's" joe rosato jr. >> reporter: in san francisco, every neighborhood is a microcosm, each with a personality and a distinct identity. but when it comes to san francisco's presidio, it may be a little harder to put your finger on exactly what it is. >> there is a lot of confusion
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about the presidio. where am i? what is there here? >> reporter: canons tell the story of a former military base. sprawling lawns tell of its transformation into a national park. >> if you're a bird watcher, we've got over 300 species of birds, we've got great hiking trails, we've got over 400 buildings that are on the national register of historic places. >> reporter: but the sales pitch for this eclectic destination is a challenge, so nearly 250 years since it first became a spanish fort, the presidio is getting a visitor's center. >> this is an interactive touch table. >> reporter: if national park ranger michael thaw looks familiar -- >> u i play santa at christmas. >> reporter: today he touts the features of their high-tech gizmo. >> here is winfield scott himself. old fuss and ferretathers. >> reporter: the bars on the
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windows are leftover from when the visitor's center was a military jail. with maps and itineraries, the center is a new headquarters as the presidio tries to explain itself to a curious public. >> we're trying to bring alive the rich and complicated history of the presidio. >> reporter: and in the near future, the center will have even more to explain. later this year, the presidio will break ground on construction of a 14-acre park that will cover the new traffic tunnels on what was once doyle drive. >> we're going to put grass in a wonderful trails and overlooks. >> reporter: change here, unfurls slowly. from beaches to forests, time is the soldier who never stops marching. >> we hope this project goes on really forever. >> reporter: joe row is ato jr., nbc bay area news. >> the presidio will hold a community opening day celebration. it's today 10:00 to 4:00. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, as floodwaters, new questions are coming to light. what role this debris in the creek may have played in the
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disaster. plus -- >> i don't know why they would do this. >> what these evacuees found when they returned and what was missing. sa
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. 7:29 on your saturday morning. good morning to you. here's a live look outside. it looks really beautiful in san francisco. cloudy skies, but the sun is still pouring over the city. and it looks like this is what we can expect for the majority of the weekend. but i don't want to take away from vianey's job. thanks so much for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey has a look at our microclimate forecast. it will be a nice break in the rain. >> it really will. and we are tracking some light showers, a chance of some scattered showers, but nothing compared to what we saw with the most recent storms. so that's always good news. yeah, as you saw, it's looking beautiful out there. look at this shot of ocean beach right now. 44 degrees. you may be attempted to head to the beach, but it's still a little chilly out there.
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i don't know fiddif i would get the water, but maybe a nice early morning run. i always see folks running and i'm very impressed. if you're waking up in the south bay, 41 degrees. peninsula, 48. tri-valley, 46 degrees. san francisco, 43 degrees. and parts of the north bay and along the coastline have already seen a few scattered overnight showers and really early morning, maybe an hour ago, we were still seeing scattered showers. it's kind of breaking apart, but later tonight into the evening, we have another line that is sitting just offshore, but it looks like all in all, it's mainly going to be affecting the coastline. but we're still going to keep that rain icon on there for all three. coast, bay, and inland areas. here's a check of what you can expect for your highs. we're not going to be climbing above the 50s, unfortunately. it's not going to be too warm out there. nice and cool, all in all, but those clouds, it looks like they are keeping us cool and we
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haven't seen this many clouds in the past couple of days. but at least we're not seeing this hour, which we saw this past week. thankfully, we're warming up. and i'll talk more about that storm system we're tracking up ahead and when that drying trend is supposed to kick in. >> we look forward to it. but for now, it's nice to see the sun. >> it really is. >> vianey, thanks. now to a story we broke last night at 11:00. new e-mails reveal what the city of san jose knew in the moments leading up to this week's historic flooding. we've obtained city records that show the santa clara valley water district miscalculated their data, which led to the biggest flood in san jose in 20 years. san jose mayor sam liccardo questioned the water district on tuesday. that's the day the flooding began. and our senior investigator, stephen stock, has been poring over those documents. he found some eye-opening revelations that could lead to a state investigation. >> we reviewed pages of e-mail exchanges between mayor sam
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liccardo's office and officials from the santa clara valley water district. the e-mails tell the story of what the city knew and didn't know in the days and moments leading up to the flood. they show that water district officials badly overestimated how much water they could release through anderson dam without flooding the neighborhoods downstream, leaving the city of san jose unprepared for the devastation that was to come. so much water was coming over the spillway at anderson dam starting last saturday, that it equaled the amount of water in a large olympic swimming pool rushing over the dam every second. according to these e-mails between san jose's mayor's office and santa clara valley water district officials, that large amount of water had all of them on the lookout for trouble. a message from city communications deputy, alex wilson, at 10:20 a.m. tuesday morning, february 21st, states that high controlologists from the water district told city officials that the peak flow of the creek was nearly 6,800 cubic
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feet per second. in that same e-mail, a note to keep an eye on the rock spring neighborhood for possible flooding. but a government relations representative from the water district told the mayor's office not to worry, quote, models don't predict it would flood until 7,400 cubic feet per second. at 1:43 p.m. that day, a terse response from the mayor himself. quote, rock spring neighborhood started flooding three hours ago. they're all wrong, meaning the water district predictions. wilson replied right away at 1:45. the e-mail reads, quote, you're right. the water valley grossly overestimated rock spring's flood tolerance. in truth, water district officials now were telling the city that the neighborhood would flood at closer to 4,000 cubic feet per second, nearly half the original estimate. the miscalculation left the city unprepared, residents uninformed, and underwater. many people who live in the flood zone now wonder if better
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numbers may have led to more advanced warnings, which would have enabled them to get out before the floods came. >> or even if city officials would have started with the bullhorn, going down some of the neighborhoods, at least, you know, and waking people up, telling us like, hey, be prepared! i mean, something. anything. >> these records just begin to fill in the gaps of what the city and the water district knew and what they did not know before the flood. we filed additional public records requests with the city and the water district for all communications surrounding this event. we'll keep you posted as we get them and learn more. i'm stephen stock, nbc bay area news. >> and for those folk who is live in the flood zone, their focus this weekend will be recovery and reentry. more than 700 themes are still under evacuation order. that means about 3,000 people. another disheartening issue, police are patrolling the evacuated areas because of looting. there already a few reported cases. and today, mayor sam liccardo
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and city council members will lead a community cleanup. they're asking for volunteers. at noon today, the mayor will be speaking at an event on almaden road where a check will be presented to some flood victims. some of those flood evacuees say their homes were looted while they were evacuated. unfortunately, this often happens following a disaster. "today in the bay's" michelle roberts spoke with neighbors at the south bay mobile home park near the 101/880 interchange. >> i don't know why they would do this. i mean, it's during a flood. >> reporter: 12-year-old frank pham is worry the thieves will come back and steal from his neighbors the way they stole from him. >> three houses in a row. >> reporter: flooding forced the phams to evacuate, and while they were gone, someone broke in. and this is what they found when they returned home to pick up some belongings. thieves punched through the glass window to get into the front door and kicked in the locked bedroom door to steal a safe with important documents
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along with -- >> everything you can think. jewelry, watches. money. >> where did they come in? >> reporter: san jose police say two of the pham's neighbors also had their homes burglarized during the evacuation. while the phams take inventory of what's missing -- >> water, folks. got to keep yourself hydrated. >> reporter: the red cross passed out supplies to hundreds of families who were cleaning up in the brookwood terrace neighborhood. >> take everything out from the house. all the furniture, the sofas, the beds. >> reporter: once all the furniture is out, he plans to rip out the floor that was soaked in the contaminated floodwater. >> i'm not trying to get any type of disease because of the water. >> reporter: and after 24 hours of cleaning, marco says it's still hard to believe that his neighborhood was underwater. >> we're just trying to stay positive about all of this. that's all we can do. >> reporter: michelle roberts, nbc bay area news. >> this weekend, many evacuees will be totaling up their losses. for a lot of them, that includes
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their family car. so many cars were buried underwater, mud, and raw sewage for more than 24 hours. take a look at this. more than a dozen damaged cars line nordale avenue, in the rock springs neighborhood. mud-caked interiors and muddy water line shows how far they were submerged. a local auto expert tells us, it's likely that most of these cars are a total loss. >> in all, you know, honest truth, a lot of those cars are going to have so much damage to the electrical system that, you know, they're going to have to replace their car computers, quite possibly, their engine wiring harness and other electrical components. >> reporter: the city has ra written contracts with three towing companies to haul totaled cars to salvage yards. we're getting a stunning look at just how much debris has built up in coyote creek. some people are asking whether that debris contributed to the flooding. "today in the bay's" scott budman has a look at what's
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there and what the water district has to say about it. >> reporter: as coyote creek recedes, what lies beneath is not pretty. massive mounds of trash alongside and sometimes attached to massive trees, all in the creek bed. >> yeah, because they throw this garbage and whatever down there. >> reporter: but did it clog things enough to make the san jose flooding worse? the santa clarita valley water district tells nbc bay area, it's still working to find that out. we shared pictures to have the debris we saw with infrastructure expert, scott myers lipton of san jose state. he lives near the creek. >> there's huge -- there were beds that were out there. so there's going to be a huge cleanup that's necessary. >> professor lipton says he can't say whether this triggered faster flooding, but he does say the debris presents an opportunity to hire people to clean the creek. >> absolutely, we can put people
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to work, to do the recovery. absolutely, there's going to be -- >> to clean this up? >> absolutely. not just to clean it up, but the rebuilding along the creek. >> reporter: the goal, safer and smoother water flow in the future. scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> well, one of the most heart-breaking images of the flooding was the 28 horses trapped, first in flood waters, and then in mud and sewage. for two days, rescue groups worked tirelessly to get them out. a group called all animal rescue says all 26 horses along with two mules have been moved to barns in gilroy and almaden, but their bales of hay and feed all is ruined. they're in dire need of replenishing that and a rescue group is asking anyone to donate. please make the donations to silver ranch's feed store in san martin. we've posted a link to their information on our website. the time is 7:40 right now. we have much more ahead on
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"today in the bay." coming up, the giants take the field for the first time of the spring. we'll let you know how it went. plus, when the a's take the diamond for their first contest. some good vibes heading iothis
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and giants. the a's play their first sprg welcome back. some good vibes heading into this baseball season for both the a's and the giants. the giants kicked off exhibition season yesterday. down in scottsdale. how's this for starters. giants first baseman chris mararo, a three-run homer to give the giants a win over the reds. mararo is fighting to make the team. madson bumgarner pitched one inning is and gave up two runs. a fan favorite on and off the court. warriors star draymond green tweeting out this picture friday showing him hanging out at the twitter headquarters in san francisco. it was part of a promotion nor black history month. during his visit, draymond also had a q&a with twitter employees. we have much more ahead on
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"today in the bay." coming up. when they spotted him, they screamed. the video of president obama's big night out that had crowds going wild. >> and we are tracking some light showers across the bay area, but yes, that is sunshine you are seeing in the forecast. mt. diablo right now, 38 degrees. i'll talk about that timeline and of course your day planner for today and tomorrow coming up just after the break. jumping beans - only at kohl's
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good morning. it is 7:45 on this saturday. we are seeing some pretty chilly temps. you're definitely going to want a sweater if jyou're just now waking up and want to get outdoors. we are seeing some clouds and overcast skies. we're seeing some light, scattered showers along the peninsula at 48 degrees and the tri-valley, 46 degrees. san francisco and the north bay have also already seen some spotty early morning showers. 43 degrees and 34 degrees right now for the north bay. we are tracking this kind of weaker system that is moving from the north to the south. and we are still seeing some very light, spotty showers.
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this is actually the last two hours. you can see that breaking apart. but we have another chance of seeing some rain later on today. and we have a second storm system coming in tomorrow. so they're not going to be strong storms, but they are going to pribring you a light chance of seeing rainfall. currently, 44. and we will keep the 50s all in all for your highs. by about 12:00, those rain chances are expected to make a return as we continue to see a line of showers just offshore. the south bay has a better chance of seeing some rain later tonight. this storm will mainly focus along the coastline. 41 in san jose. by about 12:00, 1:00, we will be in the 50s and your highs across the bay area will be climbing into the 50s. san jose, expect a high of about 57. let's go ahead and take a look at that hour-by-hour forecast. by about 3:00, you can see this line of showers just sitting offshore, already making its way into santa rosa and point reyes. and fast forward through about 7:30, right around dinnertime, and we will have another chance of seeing more showers, very
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light rain, possibly moderate downpours, but it's going to be very scattered. liv livermore, right here, also expecting to see moderate downpours, about 7:30. and if we fast forward through 8:30, we can see that system moving from the north to the south. and the south bay, we'll start seeing light showers, as well. if you are going to be out on the roads, be careful anytime we get any amounts of rain, it could still make for a very slick commute. we have a second system moving in on sunday night into monday early morning. so into the overnight hours on monday, and into the early morning commute, we have a chance of also seeing some spotty showers. fast forward through 2:00 on monday. and the joimajority of that rai tracks east out of the area. all that's left behind is cloudy skies. and by tuesday, the rain completely moves out and we start a drying trend, which will, of course, help with all the water levels and reservoirs, a lot of them are still overcapacity. and a quick update on the anderson reservoir, it was at 106%. that's what caused all of that major flooding along coyote
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creek neighborhood on tuesday. but right now, it is about 101%. it's still overcapacity, but based on the hydrographs and all the models. it looks if the water keeps dropping at the current level, it's likely to stop spilling over as early as tomorrow evening into tomorrow night. that's also going to be some good news. here's a quick check of that saturday day planner. stay in the 40s and keep rain chances at noon, by lunch hour. some rain chances will return again by 7:00. fast forward tomorrow. mostly clear skies by noon and we're going to stay for the most part dry through the 3:00. but then by 7:00, we see that second storm system bring a chance of more rain across the bay area, but it's going to be very small rain totals, anywhere between a quarter to possibly a half inch for areas near the north bay. so definitely, not as strong of a storm. as we head over the next seven days. we are expect to see some breezy conditions. not as stormy on sunday and by tuesday, we do start that drying trend, which i know a lot of people are looking forward to. i know i am. but today is going to be a good
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day, and i hope you all have a good day, as well. >> vianey, thanks. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, lieutenant governor gavin newsom fires off a letter to the top of the white house after the trump administration hints at targeting states that have legalized marijuana use.
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welcome back. it's 7:52 on this saturday morning. the sun is shining.
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we still have cloudy skies and we can expect scattered showers across the bay area this morning. here's a look at the bay bridge from emeryville as we head towards san francisco. looks like a beautiful saturday morning. well, weeks of the sfrextre weather we've seen has california's infrastructure feeling the strain. and governor jerry brown is reacting are an urgent improvement plan. the threat of massive flooding from the oroville dam is prompting septa dam inspections and shifting state money to flood control programs. aging roads and bridges hammered by repeated storms have the governor and legislature working on a funding package. governor brown is hoping for help from washington for those projects, as well as for the high-speed rail. >> mr. trump is a very different kind of republican. we'll see how much money he wants to put into infrastructure. and he said he wants a rail. if he wants high-speed rail, like 17 other nations, this is the only place he's going to get it while he's president. >> the governor sent a letter to the president, seeking expedited environmental reviews for 10
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priority projects, including rebuilding the oroville dam's spillways. and california lieutenant governor gavin newsom threw down the gauntlet in his own letter to president trump, telling the president to leave his hands off of california's marijuana laws. this comes after the white house hinted it may target recreational marijuana use, even in states that legalized it. "today in the bay's" tom jenson has more. >> some view the statements from sean spicer as an attack on marijuana laws. >> i do believe that you'll see greater enforcement of it. >> and lieutenant governor gavin newsom did not wait to respond, sending this letter to president trump, among other things, it says, the government must not strip the legal and publicly supported industry of its business and hand it back to drug cartels and criminals. dealers don't card kids. i urge you and your administration to work in partnership with california and the other eight states that have legalized recreational marijuana. but others heard hope in
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something else spicer said about medical laws. >> that's very different than the recreational use, which is something that the department of justice, i think, will be further looking into. >> oaksterdam professor jones says it's recognition from a white house that marijuana has medical benefits. >> we hope that there's more congressional review around that, and maybe even discussion about descheduling or rescheduling medical cannabis. >> reporter: harborside cofounder also sees a glimmer of hope. >> hopefully as the administration takes a closer look at this issue, they'll keep in mind that north of 60% of americans support the legalization of cannabis. >> reporter: but industry leaders say they're still waiting for an official statement from the department of justice, about its plans for both medical and recreational consumption. tom jenson, nbc bay area news. >> apple is investigating reports of an iphone that caught fire for no apparent reason this week. brianna posted this video on twitter. she claims her iphone 7 plus
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started smoking without warning on wednesday and then the case melted off. her boyfriend recorded it as it happened. she says she always uses an apple charger. well, apple has since reached out and says it will take the phone and run tests to figure out what happened. yikes! much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, it's one of the rare times we've seen him since he left the oval office. we'll tell you where president obama was spotted and the welcome he received. the buzz in hollywood is th
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"la la land" is going to n big tomorrow night, when toscar welcome back. the buzz in hollywood is that "la la land" is going to win big tomorrow night when the oscars are presented. but the east bay could have a big winner. mahershal ali grew up in hayward. his moving acceptance speech given at last month's screen actors guild award went viral. he was named best supporting actor for his role in the film
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"moonlight." his fans hope to see him win again tomorrow. he also has a nomination in "hidden figures." a high-profile father/daughter date night in new york city. president obama and 18-year-old daughter malia were out on broadway. there were plenty of cheers when the obamas were spotted. they watched the arthur miller play "the prince," starring mark ruffalo. you can see the president -- the former president there giving a few waves and cheers to cheering fans. soon it will be back to washington, d.c., where the obamas have rented a house right near the white house. and quickly before we go on this saturday morning, we want to check in one last night with vianey arana for a look at what eck with expect this weekend. >> a combination of overcast skies and peeks of sunshine. but we are trending slightly cooler and dry over the next couple of days, although we do have a chance of seeing some more scattered showers tonight. and also tomorrow night with a second storm, but we should be drying by tuesday. so we have a positive, sunny week ahead. >> definitely! and we're seeing some sunshine this morning, so we hope you can get out and enjoy that sunshine.
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thanks for making us a part of your morning. we'll have more local news for you tonight at 4:30. have a great day.
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